Sometimes Things Aren't What They Seem
Sometimes things aren't what they seem.
We settle in somewhere,
thinking it's going to be safe and hospitable
and just what we hoped for,
a magical haven that provides us shelter from harm.
Then reality sets in and we realize that we were mistaken.
That soft place to land
turns out to be
quite a bit less soft than we'd anticipated.
In fact sometimes things get downright hard
and cold and unforgiving.
Not at all what we expected.
Do we stay and make the best of it
or fly away to build a new nest
Sometimes the most valuable lessons
come from learning to see the beauty
right in front of your eyes.
Sometimes we bloom most gloriously
when we learn to thrive
just where we are
and come to love
just what we have.
Maybe each of us is exactly where we need to be,
learning lessons custom-made for us.